Dr. Elad Levy is Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, at State University of New York at Buffalo. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Levy is also the Director of Stroke Research, Co-Director of Kaleida Health Stroke Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery, Director of Endovascular Stroke Treatment and Research, Medical Director of Neuroendovascular Services at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI). He has participated in several clinical research studies on carotid artery revascularization and stents. Dr. Levy is sought after for research projects, consultant roles, symposium speaker, and training of other physicians. He has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at both national and international meetings. Dr. Levy is also the Pipeline site for flow diverting technologies and the National Principal Investigator for neurovascular aneurysms and strokes. Additionally, he has trained several physicians throughout the world in using complex Endovascular neurosurgical techniques.
Prior to his professorship at the University, Dr. Levy graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction from George Washington University. He completed a surgical internship and his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his fellowship at UB. He also received his MBA from Northeastern University in 2013.
During the past three years he has become involved with a study investigating concussion injury as it relates to blood flow physiology of the brain.
In 2011, Dr. Levy spearheaded a local non-profit organization called PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke). Dr. Levy, who serves as president and founder, has led the organization in raising more than $300,000 which has been used to fund concussion research and education in the Western New York area.
Education and Training:
MBA, Northeastern University, Magna Cum Laude (2013)
Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh (2004)
Fellowship, Neurosurgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2003)
Internship, Surgical Internship, University of Pittsburgh (1998)
MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1997)
BS, Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Dartmouth College (1993)
Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, University of Buffalo (2013-present)
Professor of Neurosurgery & Radiology, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
Medical Director Neuroendovascular Services at GVI, Kaleida/Gates Vascular Institute (2010-present)
Co-Director, Neurosurgery, Kaleida Health Stroke Center (2006-present)
Director, Toshiba Neuroendovascular Cath Lab, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
Director, Endovascular Fellowship Program, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
Secretary, University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, Inc. (2006-present)
Awards and Honors:
'One of America's Top Doctors" (2014)
"2014 Hero of the Heart Award" (2014)
Best of Amherst Award (2014)
Kaleida Health 'Spirit Award" (2014)
State University of New York "Chancellor's Award" (2014)
D'Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award (2013)
Buffalo Spree Magazine "Top Docs" in Buffalo & WNY (2013)
D’Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award (2013)
"Top Doc" in Buffalo and Western New York (2013)
George Thorn Young Investigator Award from UB School of Medicine (2012)
George Thorn Young Investigator Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Recognition (2010)
Top 50 Doctors in WNY Business First (2009)
MDx Medical Inc. Patients' Choice Recognition (2009)
Thomas J. Linnemeier Young Investigator Award (Runner Up) (2008)
Louise Eisenhardt Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2005)
Resident Teaching Award (2003)
Best Paper - Basic Science Category, Southern Neurosurgical Society (2003)
Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Fellowship Award (2003)
AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section Mullen Endovascular Fellowship Award (2002)
Graduate with Distinction, Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University (1997)
Walter Freeman Award, George Washington University (1997)
Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Award, Beaumont Society (1996)
Beaumont Society Poster Presentation Award (1995)
Gill Foundation Fellowship (1994)
Presidential Scholar Research Assistantship, Dartmouth College (1992)
Levy EI, Siddiqui A.H., Hopkins L.N., Binning M.J., Khalessi A.A.. Stent placement for the treatment of a symptomatic intracranial arterial dissection in an adolescent Case report 154. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2010; 6(2).
Levy EI. Conscious Sedation versus General Anesthesia During Endovascular Therapy for Acute Anterior Circulation Stroke: Preliminary Results from a Retrospective, Multi-Center Study. Stroke. 2010; 41.
Levy EI. The Balloon Anchor Technique: A Novel Technique for Distal Access through a Giant Aneurysm. J NeuroInt Surg. 2010.
Levy EI. Acute Ischemic Stroke and Infections. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2010.
Levy EI. Retrievable, Detachable Stent-Platform-Based Clot-Retrieval Device (Solitaireâ„¢ FR) for Acute Stroke Revascularization: First Demonstration of Feasibility in a Canine Stroke Model. Vascular Disease Management. 2010; 7.
Levy EI. Global Vascular Institute: The Cross- Platform Interchange of Vascular Highways. World Neurosurgery. 2010; 73(5).
Levy EI. Neurointerventional Procedures for Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Under Procedural Sedation and Local Anesthesia: A Large-volume, Single-center Experience. J Neurosurgery. 2010.
Levy EI. Restenosis Rates following Vertebral Artery Origin Stenting: Does Stent Type Make a Difference?. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2010; 22.
Siddiqui A. Intracranial and Vertebral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting. 2010.
Siddiqui A. Important Key Points of Intracranial Angiography for the Interventional Cardiologist. 2009.
Siddiqui A. Carotid Artery Stenting..
Siddiqui A. Endovascular Thrombolysis: Pharmacologic and Mechanical..
Siddiqui A. Interventional Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke..
Siddiqui A. Complication Management in Carotid Stenting..
Fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (FAHA) (2009–present)
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2008–present)
Ex officio member, Executive Council, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section (2007–present)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2006–present)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (1999–present)
"“AVMS: Open or Closed Approach”" TriStar Neuroscience Symposium (2014)
"“Technological Advancements In Stroke: On The Cutting Edge”" Meredian International Neuroscience Symposium (2014)
"The Future of Vascular Neurosurgery" Congress of Neurosurgeons 2014 Annual Meeting, CNS (2014)
"The Role of Stenting In The Era Of Stentinrievers" Congress of Neurosurgeons 2014 Meeting, CNS (2014)
"Vascular Open Surgery vs Pipeline Flow Diversion" Congress of Neurosurgeons 2014 Annual Meeting, CNS (2014)
"“Coiling in Conjunction with Pipeline Embolization Device for the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms" Annual Meeting of the israel Neurosurgical Society, Israel Neurological Society (2014)
"“Morbidity and Mortality after treatment of Iintracranial aneurysms with pipeline embolization device: Analyses of an International Multicenter Registry”" Israel Neurological Society Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurosurgical Society, Israeli Neurological Society (2014)
"“Primary Stentriever vs Combined Stentreiver plus Aspiration Thromectomy Approaches in Vitro Stroke Model Compairison”" Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurosurgical Society,, Israel Neurological Society (2014)
"“Thrombus Density Predicts Successful Recanalization with Solitaire Stent-Retriever Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke”" Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurological Society, Israel Neurological Society (2014)
"Coiling in Conjunction with Pipeline Embolization Device for the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms" Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurosurgical Society, Israel Neurological Society (2014)
"Morbidity and Mortality after treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms with Pipeline Embolization Device: Analyses of an International Multicenter Registry" Annual Meeting of the Israeli Neurosurgical Society, Israeli Neurological Society (2014)
"The Role of Neurosurgeon In Management of Ischemic Stroke" TANS 2013 Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons (2014)
"Thrombus Density Predicts Successful Recanlization with Solitaire Stent-Retriever Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke" Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurosurgical Society, Israel neurological Society (2014)
"Update on Multi-modality Aneurysm Technologies" TANS (2014) Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons (2014)
"Prospective Analysis of Outcomes after CT Perfusion-Guided Stroke Intervention" The American Academy of Neurological Surgery 71st Annual Meeting (2009)
"Revascularization and Mortality Rates following Endovascular Intervention within 3 Hours of Ischemic Stroke Syptom Onset - Comparison Between Mechanical versus Pharmacological Intra-arterial Therapies" Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting (2009)
"Elective Stenting for Intracranial Stenosis under Conscious Sedation. Oral Presentation" Neurological Society of America Annual Meeting (2009)
"The Current State of Carotid Stenting" Carmel Hospital, Haifa, Israel (2009)
"Inhibition of Stretch-Activated Channels Disrupts Nitric Oxide-Mediated Vascular Remodeling" Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2009)
"Intra Arterial Stroke Management and Arterial Dissections Inside and Out of the Head: The Essentials" Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Update at Harvard Medical School (2009)
"Managing Carotid Stent Complications" 18th Annual Peripheral Angioplasty and All That Jazz Conference (2009)
"Occurrence of In-Stent Stenosis and/or Thrombosis After Enterprise-Assisted Aneurysm Treatment: Midterm Follow-Up of the Interstate Collaboration of Enterprise Stent-coiling (ICES) Multicenter Tegistry" Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2009)
"Ischemic Disease – Thrombolysis, Intracranial Stenting" Endovascular Techniques for Residents MERI (2009)
"The Adjunctive Use of Intra-arterial Eptifibatide as a Revascularization Tool in Acute Cerebrovascular Ischemia" 61st American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (2009)
"Advanced Endovascular Strategies for the Management of Complex and Giant Intracranial Aneurysms" Sothern Neurosurgery Society Meeting (2009)
"Interventional Management of Stroke" Cerebrovascular Update 2009 (2009)
"The Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device for Treatment of Acute Thromboembolic Stroke" International Stroke Conference (2009)
"Acute Stoke: Transition from Rehabilitation to Intervention" Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital (2009)
"Stent-assisted Coiling of Paraclinoid Aneurysms Does Not Increase Risk of Treatment" The American Academy of Neurological Surgery 71st Annual Meeting (2009)
"The Current Role of Extra-Intracranial Bypass Surgery for Neurovascular Pathologies" Grand Rounds at West Virginia University (2008)
"Interventional Stroke Treatment Current Concepts and Future Directions" Poriah Hospital (2007)
"Intracranial Stenosis and Aneurysms" Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, RamBam Healthcare Campus (2007)
"Current status of CAS in the US" 6th Meeting of Japanese Society for Treatments at Neck in Cerebrovascular Disease (2007)
"Preliminary Multicenter Experience with the Wingspan Stent for the Treatment of Intracranial Stenosis" Joint International Stroke Conference--AANS-CNS Cerebrovascular Section--ASITN Meeting (2007)
"Cross-Clamping” Technique for Treatment of Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis with Intraluminal Thrombus" 65th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Neurosurgical Society (2006)
"In Vivo Hemodynamics Correlated with Vascular Responses Associated with Cerebral Aneurysm Development" 5th World Congress of Biomechanics (2006)
"Endovascular advances in the treatment of complex aneurysms and Orbit experience" Cerebrovascular Disease Forum, Huashan Hospital (2006)
"Wingspan Stent HDE Clinical Study 12 Month Follow-up" Semana del Intervencionismo Minimamente Invasivo (2006)
"When and how to treat vertebral arteries and carotid dissections" Endovascular Therapy International (2006)
"Intracranial Atheroma Case Discussion, Evidence Based Management of Cerebrovascular Disease, Part II" Joint Program of International Stroke Conference and AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section and ASITN (2006)
"Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Management Strategies" 1st Conference of Chinese Neurosurgeons (2005)
"How to Judge Coil Embolization in 2005" 1st Conference of Chinese Neurosurgeons (2005)
"Orbit Complex Coils for Intracranial Aneurysms: Higher Packing Density Improves Midterm Angiographic Results" 1st Conference of Chinese Neurosurgeons (2005)
"Hemodynamic Factors Contributing to Aneurysm Formation and Rupture" 6th International Intracranial Stent Meeting 2009:Tidal Wave from Coil to Prosthesis, from Embolization to Reconstruction (2005)
"Vertebral Artery Intervention and Its Impact on the Posterior Circulation. Syllabus Abstract" Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET) Congress (2005)
"Carotid Artery Stenting: Planning the Procedure" Endovascular Therapy International, University of Siena, Italy (2005)
"Interpretation of the intracranial angiography at baseline and during complications" Endovascular Therapy International, University of Siena, Italy (2005)
"Sirolimus-eluting Stents in the Canine Cerebral Vasculature: Assessment of Safety Profile and Vessel Response" Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the German Academy of Neurosurgery, and the German Society of Neurosurgery (2004)
"Incidence and Treatment of In-stent Stenosis after Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting" World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology meeting (2003)
"Intracerebral Rescue for Thromboembolic Complications Following Carotid Stenting. Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET)" Mutlidisciplinary Course on Endovascular Therapy of Carotid Artery and Thoracic Aorta (2003)
"Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting in Patients with Near Occlusion of Carotid Artery" 2nd International Course on Carotid Angioplasty ICCA- II (2002)
"Carotid Stenting and Thrombolysis in Patients with Acute Carotid Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke" 2nd International Course on Carotid Angioplasty ICCA- II (2002)
": Histological Response of Cerebral Vessels After Randomized Blinded Implantation of Heparin-Coated and Uncoated Endoluminal Stents" . Brazilian Meeting of Neurosurgery (2002)
"In Vivo Model of Intracranial Stent Implantation: Histological Response of Cerebral Vessels After Randomized Blinded Implantation of Heparin-Coated and Uncoated Endoluminal Stents" Brazilian Meeting of Neurosurgery (2002)